McChord AFB, Period 9: July 21, 2010

Banders: Daniel Froehlich, driver, Chris Kessler, Paige Face

We had a small group of banders today with Paige observing banding for the first time. She took some pictures and may submit a visitor posting of her own.

Notable today was a Bewick’s Wren recapture that we first caught as a HY in 2004—a 6-year old female!

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McChord AFB, Period 8: July 15, 2010

Daniel Froehlich, driver

Ken Hoffman

There were only two of us at McChord today—thankfully my wife’s  father pinch-hit as scribe today. Notable were the many HY Bewick’s Wrens and Song Sparrows. At the end of the session streams of birds headed for the water at net 16 where we caught six Puget Sound White-crowned . . . → Read More: McChord AFB, Period 8: July 15, 2010

McChord AFB, Period 7: 3 July, 2009

Banders: Daniel Froehlich (driver), Brett Wolfe, Ben Johnson, Tayler Brooks

The birds kept us busy all day on July 3rd, with the highest number of captures yet, one more than the first day. It was our first sunny day, though it only started getting hot only after we closed the nets. The most unusual captures were . . . → Read More: McChord AFB, Period 7: 3 July, 2009

McChord Summary for 7 July 2008

Activity at the station changed markedly today: the fledglings are out and adults are going crazy keeping track of them and feeding them to shut them up. Evolutionary biologists consider juvenile vocal begging as a kind of extortion: “I won’t shut up unless you feed me,” threatening the adults’ reproductive success by attracting predators. . . . → Read More: McChord Summary for 7 July 2008